Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte Butter

slow cooked pumpkin butter with spices and coffee

I have an addiction. I really want to be honest and tell you the truth dear readers. I get very bad cravings which I regularly give into especially at this time of year.

My cravings can be satisfied however by visiting my nearest Starbucks. You see, my addiction is to Pumpkin Spice Latte. That warm, comforting cup of milk, coffee and the special syrup that you only get between September and October/November time drives me wild.

slow cooked pumpkin butter with spices and coffee

Any chance I get to indulge my addiction elsewhere, I take. And that is where this recipe comes in. Pumpkin Spice Latte Butter. Do you remember last year I made a batch of Slow-Cooked Apple Butter? Not butter as in the dairy spread (no idea why this is referred to as butter), it’ s more like a spreadable compote filled with spice and fruit. The apple butter was so good, I had to try making it again – but wanted to change it up.

That’s when I got to thinking about turning my favourite drink into a ‘butter’. Real pumpkin, cooked down with spices, and fresh coffee. Sounds good right?

slow cooked pumpkin butter with spices and coffee

I took a big pumpkin and roasted it in the oven before I transferred it to the slow cooker and added all the spices associated with PSL’s.  I then added a cup of hot strong coffee and let it slow cook overnight.

In the morning, I took off the lid and was hit by that familiar smell. Sheer heaven. I just had to blend it up a bit with my hand blender and transfer it to jars, ready to be cooled.

pumpkin spice latte butter

The pumpkin spice latter butter tastes spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice followed by a subtle aftertaste of coffee. Great spread on toast with some butter – those of you who have the same addiction as myself can now indulge at home. The butter freezes well, so you can stash some away for future cravings too.

Here’s how I made it (adapted from a recipe for Pumpkin Butter by Tasty Yummies) …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Butter
a spreadable compote with pumpkin, spice and coffee
  • 1 large (about 3kg) Pumpkin
  • 250 ml Maple Syrup
  • 100 ml Apple Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 45 grams Light Brown Sugar
  • 200 ml Freshly Brewed Strong Coffee
1. Cut the pumpkin into 4 and scoop out the seeds and membrane. Place on a baking tray skin side up and roast in a 180C oven for 45 minutes.2. Allow the pumpkin to cool then scrape the flesh away from the skin into a bowl. Measure this in a jug up to the 1 litre mark and transfer to a slow cooker.3. Add the maple syrup, apple juice, vanilla, spice, salt, coffee and brown sugar.4. Place the lid on the cooker and turn the slow cooker onto low setting and leave for 6 hours.  5. Allow to cool before blending into smooth spreadable consistency.6. Transfer to sterilised jars and allow to cool before storing in the fridge for a few weeks, or in the freezer for several months.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Several Jars

I'm entering this PSL Butter into this month's Slow Cooke Challenge - hosted by Farmersgirl Janice and this month Lucy the Baking Queen. It's an open theme this month - so anything goes!

I'm also entering this slow cooker butter into this month's Tea Time Treats hosted by Janie at The Hedge Combers and this month Karen at Lavender and Lovage. The theme is Halloween and Bonfire Night.


  1. Sounds absolutely amazing! Having now tried the apple butter you made I do need to try this out too! Will be getting a pumpkin on my next visit to the store! ;0)

  2. Mmm I remember seeing a photo on Facebook when you were making this! I had my first #PSL of the season at the weekend. I will have to make some of this PSL butter ASAP! Thanks for linking this great recipe up with the Slow Cooked Challenge! :-)

  3. Oh my gosh, I want to dive right in and slather some of this on some toast.

  4. What a fantastic idea! I'm absolutely loving the sound of this - especially those spices. Mmmmm!

  5. this looks quite quite divine!... I have an idea to bake some PSL flapjacks this weekend... there is clearly something in the air!... oh yes, it's halloween

    1. Spooky - we are on the same wavelength Dom ;0)

  6. I can relate! I have a Starbucks addition too, but I have started making my own at home a lot. I love making slow cooker apple butter, but I am going to have to try the pumpkin version now.

  7. YES! This is what I need in my life. I too get those PSL cravings (in fact, I was thinking about how I'm going to have to get one this afternoon after reading this...) and this looks absolutely delicious! Looking forward to making it.

  8. I've never had a PSL you know! I do love Pumpkins, Spice and Coffee though!

  9. LOVE this Stuart, such a wonderful recipe idea and so very seasonal too! I have pumpkins in the garden this year, so I may have to give this a try, plus I LOVE Janice's challenge, as I am slow cooker queen, so it will be nice to join in! Karen PS: This would also be a great entry for Tea Time Treats this month, as the theme is Halloween and Bonfire Night! XX

  10. I do remember your slow cooked apple butter, but what a brilliant idea to make it with pumpkin. Thanks for joining me and Lucy for Slow Cooked Challenge.

  11. Amazing, I'm going to mention this in our newsletter :)

    1. Thanks Margot, it's really appreciated :0)


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